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Geography 2050: The Future of Food

Conference date(s): 14 November 2022 - 18 November 2022

The annual Geography 2050 meeting, held in partnership with the Columbia University Climate School is a multi-year, strategic dialog about the vital trends that will reshape the geography of our planet in the coming decades.  The themes for this year’s symposium include food origins; food sovereignty and food security; agriculture and climate change; investments; and geospatial technology.

Information for registration and details about sponsorship opportunities coming soon, see https://www.geography2050.org/

 

Special issue call for papers: Population, Food and the Environment

Submission deadline: 31 July 2022

For this special issue of Population and Environment, we seek a range of empirical, theoretical and review papers from multiple social science disciplines, including but not limited to demography, sociology, economics, geography, anthropology, and public health. Topics may explore the complex interactions between environmental change, food security and a wide range of population outcomes such as health, fertility, mortality, migration, urbanization, educational attainment, and labor market performance. Papers may also offer projections of food security and related impacts under future population and climate change scenarios. We are also interested in papers that approach the topic from a different angle, including the role of population dynamics and food production systems as drivers of environmental change in the present and in the future. Theoretical or review papers providing comprehensive and critical discussions of the nexus population-environment-food are highly welcome. We consider contributions at any geographic scale and locations.

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2022. Please submit questions prior to this deadline to Raya Muttarak (muttarak@iiasa.ac.at) or Anna Dimitrova (adimitrova@ucsd.edu), the Guest Editors of this Special Issue, or Elizabeth Fussell (Elizabeth_Fussell@brown.edu), Editor-in-Chief.

https://www.springer.com/journal/11111/updates/19250858

 

Call for papers "Population, Food and the Environment" in the journal Population and Environment

Submission deadline: 30 July 2022

The focus of the special issue is on “Population, Food and the Environment”, and the Guest Editors are Raya Muttarak and Anna Dimitrova

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 seeks to “[e]nd hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.” The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that the global population affected by severe food insecurity increased to 750 million in 2019. This negative trend is likely to continue given the rise in poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, wildfires, and temperature extremes induced by climate change adversely impact agricultural production. These events can directly affect livelihoods and food security through a reduction in food availability or indirectly through a reduction in agricultural income, increased unemployment, higher food prices, or violent conflict. The potential impact of environmental change on food production, distribution and access can have multiple ‘knock-on’ effects in other areas of human life, including health, migration, urbanization, and overall socio-economic development. Childhood malnutrition, for instance, which is closely linked with food insecurity, has long lasting impacts on health and wellbeing, ranging from physical and mental health, to cognitive development and labor market performance. Food insecurity can also influence population dynamics: fertility (e.g., through affecting maternal and fetal health), mortality (e.g., through increasing health risks), and migration (e.g., through disruptions of livelihoods or conflict). Given nations’ unequal vulnerability and capacity to respond and adapt to climate change, the impacts mentioned above will vary across geographies and population subgroups. Population, food and the environment are therefore closely connected.

For this special issue, the editors seek a range of empirical, theoretical and review papers from multiple social science disciplines, including but not limited to demography, sociology, economics, geography, anthropology, and public health. Topics may explore the complex interactions between environmental change, food security and a wide range of population outcomes such as health, fertility, mortality, migration, urbanization, educational attainment, and labor market performance. Papers may also offer projections of food security and related impacts under future population and climate change scenarios. We are also interested in papers that approach the topic from a different angle, including the role of population dynamics and food production systems as drivers of environmental change in the present and in the future. Theoretical or review papers providing comprehensive and critical discussions of the nexus population-environment-food are highly welcome. The Editors consider contributions at any geographic scale and locations.

The deadline for submission is 30 July 2022.

Please contact Raya Muttarak (muttarak@iiasa.ac.at) or Anna Dimitrova (adimitrova@ucsd.edu) if you have any queries about the Special Issue.

 

Scenarios Forum, 20-22 June 2022, Laxenburg, Austria

Session date(s): 20 June 2022 - 22 June 2022

The forum brings together a diverse set of communities who are using or developing scenarios for use in climate change and sustainability analysis to:
•    exchange experiences, ideas, and lessons learned;
•    identify opportunities for synergies and collaboration;
•    reflect on the use of scenarios; and
•    identify knowledge gaps for future research.

By taking stock of recent progress, reflecting on the use of scenarios in environmental assessments and policy-making, and facilitating further scenario-related research, this meeting will inform the use of scenarios in the preparation for the next cycle of IPCC Assessment Reports (AR7) and help ensure a research base sufficient to inform future national and international assessments as well as policy initiatives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Scenarios Forum will be taking place as an in-person and partly online conference at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria.

For more information, see https://scenariosforum.org/

Location: Austria
 

Call for manuscripts, Latin American Population Review (Revista Latinoamericana de Población) (RELAP)

Submission deadline: 30 May 2022

RELAP seeks to disseminate demographic research in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as to provide a forum for the debate on research agendas, demographic problems and definition of population policies for the region.

RELAP is an open access journal, based on the principle of offering free access to research and contributing to a greater global exchange of knowledge, and does not charge authors for the reception, processing or publication of their work (Article Processing Charges, APC). In addition, since 2022 it became a continuous publication, thus significantly shortening publication times.

RELAP is open to receiving manuscripts (in Spanish, Portuguese or English) throughout the year, and editors would like to invite submission of contributions (research papers, as well as book reviews) for possible inclusion in the volume of RELAP 2022.  

The deadline for submitting papers to be considered in the 2022 volume is Monday, 30 May 2022.

The manuscripts should be sent to the following email: revista.relap@gmail.com

RELAP carries out a double-blind review process for all the manuscripts it receives (bibliographic reviews are exempt from this process). The updated guidelines for authors can be consulted at http://revistarelap.com/index.php/relap/envios

 

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